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Seminar: Scalable Embedded Device Attestation

Presenter: Professor Gene Tsudik, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Title: Scalable Embedded Device Attestation

Date/Time: Monday 16 November 2015, 11am – 12pm (Sydney time)

Venue: ATP Level 4 Seminar Room, CRL Seminar Room

Connection Details: Hosted at ATP via Video Conference to other sites, VC dial in number – 61280934001

Abstract:
Today, large numbers of smart interconnected devices providesafety and security critical services for energy grids, industrial controlsystems, building automation, transportation, and critical infrastructure. These devices often operate in groups, forming large, dynamic, and even self-organizing, networks. Collective integrity verification of software for device groups is necessary to ensure their correct and safe operation as well as to protect them against malware infestations. However, current device attestation schemes assume a single prover and do not scale to groups thereof. We discuss the design of SEDA -- the first attestation scheme for device groups. This work includes a formal security model for swarm attestation and two proof-of-concept SEDA implementations based on two recent attestation architectures for embedded systems. SEDA can efficiently attest device groups with dynamic or static topologies.

Biography:
Gene Tsudik is a Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from USC in 1991. Before coming to UCI in 2000, he was at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (1991-1996) and USC/ISI (1996-2000). Over the years, his research interests included many topics in security and applied cryptography. He is the Director of Secure Computing and Networking Center (SCONCE) at UCI. Gene Tsudik is a former Fulbright Scholar, an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow and a foreign member of Academia Europea. From 2009 to 2015 he served as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security (TISSEC) – the premier archival journal for security and privacy research.

 

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